Carrie UnderwoodAmy Harris/Rex / Rex USA

Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away tour kicks off today in Manchester, N.H., and we caught up with the country superstar to get the inside scoop! “For this album, I took a lot of time away from performing to really work on the songs and the lyrics and make sure everything was perfect,” CMA female vocalist of the year nominee  told InStyle.com. “So I really missed being able to perform often. I love the whole being on stage thing.” Visit carrieunderwoodofficial.com to find out when her 50-plus tour makes a stop near you, and click through the gallery to find out the 10 things she told us she’ll be up to once the curtain comes down!

— Christina Shanahan